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House admonishes Wilson for his 'You lie' outburst

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posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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WASHINGTON – The House has voted to admonish Rep. Joe Wilson over his "You lie" outburst to President Barack Obama during the president's health care speech to Congress last week.

The 240-179 vote on the resolution of disapproval reflected the sharp partisan divide over the issue. Democrats insisted that the South Carolina Republican take responsibility for what they said was a serious breach of decorum. Republicans characterized the vote as a political stunt.

Wilson himself would not back down on his position that he owed the House no apology. Surrounded by Republican supporters, Wilson said Obama had "graciously accepted my apology and the issue is over."


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I don't know exactly what it means, but I'm sure that it's not going to bode well for Rep. Wilson, at least for his tenure in the House. It's interesting though, that apparently free speech stops at the doors to the Capitol. Whether or not you think that something is proper, we should all, especially a politician, be able to say how we feel (as long as it doesn't endanger someone of course). That's a beauty of America.

I think this here is funny. It's what section 370 of the House rules says can and can't be said:


Under section 370 of the House Rules and Manual it has been held that a Member could:

• refer to the government as “something hated, something oppressive.”
• refer to the President as “using legislative or judicial pork.”
• refer to a Presidential message as a “disgrace to the country.”
• refer to unnamed officials as “our half-baked nitwits handling foreign affairs.”

Likewise, it has been held that a member could not:
• call the President a “liar.”
• call the President a “hypocrite.”
• describe the President’s veto of a bill as “cowardly.”
• charge that the President has been “intellectually dishonest.”
• refer to the President as “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.”
• refer to alleged “sexual misconduct on the President’s part.”


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It might just be me, but if I was the president, I would think having anything surrounding me called a disgrace is a little worse than being called a liar. Perhaps Wilson should've called Obama's speech a disgrace instead?

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

[edit on 9/15/2009 by octotom]




posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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179 of them were in disagreement? WTF?

Admonish:

1 a : to indicate duties or obligations to b : to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner

2 : to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to

So, 179 of them did not think that it was proper to give a gentle warning? That would be laughable if these fools didn't run our country
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Just my 2-cents



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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While it is a pretty sad and symbolic state of affairs when representatives mistake a presidential address for the set of Jerry Springer ...

... my irony index just exploded at the thought of no good lying bastard politicians admonishing one of theirs for yelling "liar!"


Sheesh ...



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:03 PM
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Honestly I dont think that wilson was int he wrong at all. You see Obama is a liar flat out. He has broken 99% of his campaign promises as well as constantly lying by omission.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:07 PM
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I find this interesting; out of the Republican caucus, only 7 voted to admonish. One of the 7 was from Wilson's home state. .


SOUTH CAROLINA

Democrats — Clyburn, Y; Spratt, Y.

Republicans — Barrett, X; Brown, N; Inglis, Y; Wilson, N.

ROLL CALL

I bet there's an interesting story behind that!


[edit on 9/15/2009 by clay2 baraka]



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:08 PM
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Thanks for the definition. I guess in the end, it's not as bad as it sounds. Unless the House has attached a third meaning to it.


So, 179 of them did not think that it was proper to give a gentle warning? That would be laughable if these fools didn't run our country.

If the 179 that voted no didn't find anything wrong with what he did, why vote to give him a gentle warning?



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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I was shouting "liar" at the tv box when Obama was giving his little speech.

Wilson just said it for me.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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and....................nothing changes.

OOOOHHHH, he was admonished. They really showed him.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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One of these days someone like Wilson will come along, and say, "Screw you all, I'm standing my ground. I'm not apolgizing to anyone and I could care less what you think of me. [snip]" That's what America needs now.

This country has lost it's spine....and it's balls.

I am sick of all this apologizing crap. How about? "No" your not getting an apology. Tough! Everybody's a [snip] nowadays. This is not what it was like when I was younger.

 


Censor circumvention and derogatory term removed

[edit on 15/9/09 by masqua]



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by octotom
If the 179 that voted no didn't find anything wrong with what he did, why vote to give him a gentle warning?


That's the sad part, they didn't find anything wrong with it. There is a time and place for everything. This was not the time to make an opinionated statement. The POTUS was there to address congress. Protocol for this does not include interjections from congress. Hell, he knew he was in the wrong too...thus the shallow apology.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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So what the heck? He WAS LYING! It is a political understanding, that lawyers and politicians lie for a living. But in this case, Obamination is playing the holier than thou card, just like a lying preacher. I say 'WILSON FOR PRESIDENT'!



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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If only he had made some subtle comment about how Obama's pant were always on fire, maybe we could have avoided this whole mess.




posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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I am disgusted with this whole charade. The house is rife with drunken foolish sots, drug users, womanizers, snots ,homosexuals, pedophiles, cheaters, liars, crooks, tax cheats, special interest panderers, two faced hypocrites...and they think they have to save face and decorum, with this censure of Wilson. HA! I applaud Wilson wholeheartedly. BRAVO, BRAVO...Encore!

The truth hurts,and the Democrats pucker their fundaments while hiding behind this sham...Obama is a Liar! Guess what? Everyone knows it! What part of his being a Machiavellian Politician don't you get yet?

VOTE THEM ALL OUT IN 2010. Send "the One" packing in 2012.

(mod edit: derogatory terms removed.)

[edit on 15-9-2009 by Byrd]

[edit on 15-9-2009 by Confused and Dazed!]



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:26 PM
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It's not that they didn't find anything wrong with it, there was plenty of comments from both sides of the aisle regarding it post speech. Almost completely against it.

They voted against it because this was a partisan issue to try and keep dragging it on after Obama has already accepted the apology and moved on. It is a non issue that was not worthy of the time taken to hold this vote. That is why the majority of Republicans were against it.

He refused to apologize a second time after his first was accepted. Whats wrong with that? It is unnecessary and only serves to drag it out instead of moving on. Just another ploy by the Dems to keep the focus on those horrible Republicans who will do anything to spite Obama.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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Oh well, it passed anyway. Oh the power of numbers!



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by Aggie Man
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Oh well, it passed anyway. Oh the power of numbers!


Oh the power of numbers and oh the power of too much time on their hands and obviously nothing better to do!

to our elected "representatives"



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by schrodingers dog

While it is a pretty sad and symbolic state of affairs when representatives mistake a presidential address for the set of Jerry Springer ...

... my irony index just exploded at the thought of no good lying bastard politicians admonishing one of theirs for yelling "liar!"




A Jerry Springer set??

A Jerry Springer set is typified by our nation 'voting' on Diebold machines for 'representatives' that are criminals of the first order -- murderers, torturers, pedophiles, thieves and liars that are bent on the destruction of this country.

Frankly, I've got a whole range of colorful language expletives that could be applied to this %&^* idiot obama.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo

Originally posted by Aggie Man
reply to post by digger2381
 


Oh well, it passed anyway. Oh the power of numbers!


Oh the power of numbers and oh the power of too much time on their hands and obviously nothing better to do!

to our elected "representatives"


Ditto. I thought i was the only one to read this so far and think "Oh my god they actually had a vote?"

With all the pressing issues this country faces and they vote on this. An example of how petty and useless our gov't is.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Can you explain why the MSM was not outraged when Democrats boo'd Bush in the State of the Union speech? Can you explain the lack of outrage when Harry Reid called Bush a "loser" in the senate? Of course not, because the MSM manipulates the outrage in all of you.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by Beefcake
Ditto. I thought i was the only one to read this so far and think "Oh my god they actually had a vote?"

With all the pressing issues this country faces and they vote on this. An example of how petty and useless our gov't is.


Sure it's a waste of time. BUT at my place of employment (and likely most others) we get written up (admonished) for breaking a the policies & procedures. Congress should be no different. Just like my employer, Congress has more important tasks to perform; however, admonishment serves a purpose.

[edit on 15-9-2009 by Aggie Man]



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